Good Will Has One Language – Humane
The U.S. Embassy and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia Continue Partnership
On May 23, 2015, U.S. Embassy Helping Hands volunteers together with the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia team participated in two events in Ujan village,Aragatsotn region: the teams installed carpet tiles at Zorik Avetisyan's house (the carpet tiles were donated to FCHA by the U.S. Embassy in 2014 to help families with low income). Later the teams joined another family in need of decent housing, Serob Avetisyan's family, helping them with the house construction.
The “U.S. Embassy Helping Hands'' volunteers group was established four years ago and with native and foreign employees it promotes volunteerism and community impact throughout Armenia takes part in construction, cleaning, community support works, gives a helping hand to families in need.
40 Houses to be Built in 10 Regions of Armenia
VivaCell-MTS and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia
Partnership Gained Momentum
''A whole life, almost 20 years, my family has lived in this half-built house with cement floors, leaking roof and damp walls. Two of our children have serious health problems; my daughter was born with a heart disease. My son was born blind in one eye, he is also ill with brucellosis . My wife and I seem to have lost hope that anything good could happen in our life. And now, when our dream comes true, I am the happiest man in the world," said Mushegh Khamoyan, a partner family father of four.
Very soon this and many other families in need of decent housing will soon move to their decent homes owing to the generous support of VivaCell-MTS, the leading mobile operator in Armenia.
On 17 April, 2015 VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian, staff members from the company and the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia team launched the project in Shgharshik village of Aragatsotn region with the construction of Khamoyan family house.
Commitment to Communities. KPMG Armenia and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia Continue Joining Forces
A steadfast joint effort that hast started together with the inception of Fuller Center for Housing Armenia… Having the commitment to communities as one of the core values it’s already the 6th year that KPMG Armenia is joining Fuller Center for Housing Armenia assisting the families in need of decent housing by financial contributions and volunteering activity.
For the family mother, Susanna, it was an unachievable dream to have a home of their own…'’We are grateful to everybody for helping us with the construction of our house… At last I will have a kitchen where I can cook for my husband and children, where we can create a happy family atmosphere.
Honoring Sosé and Allen's Legacy Build by Helping Build a Home for a Family in Need
“Every time you do a good deed you shine the light a little farther into the dark. And the thing is, when you're gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back.” ~ Charles de Lint
It is already the second year that the light is going to keep shining on by building a home for a family in need to honor Sose and Allen’s memory, a young couple that lost their lives in the spring of 2013. The couple, who were born and raised in the United States, married in August 2012 and moved to Armenia from Los Angeles. Sose and Allen were involved in a variety of projects and returned to their homeland with the hope to have their contribution in its development. Unfortunately those dreams were cut short in a fatal car accident en route to Tbilisi for a weekend trip.
In 2013 Sose’s brother, Vache Thomassian established “Sosé & Allen’s Legacy” foundation to keep their memory alive by working to bridging the gap between Armenia and its Diaspora, through an emphasis on education, repatriation, and volunteerism within the homeland. “We are proud to partner with Fuller Center to support the incredible work they do. It’s a beautiful and meaningful thing to help family’s build their homes in Armenia, just like Sosé & Allen only began to do,” said Thomassian.
This year 25 volunteers from the USA together with the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia team joined to help the Gdoyan family build their home in the Silikyan district on the outskirts of Yerevan.
The Gdoyan family is also no stranger to tragedy. Arpine and Sarkis Gdoyan were married in 2003 and began constructing their home in 2004. They laid the foundation, built the walls and finished the roof. Sadly, Sarkis was killed in a car accident in 2009 and the dream of having their own home remained unfulfilled.
The Artsakh Project Launched with the 300th Home Construction.
On May 28 the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia team with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Artsakh, Ara Harutyunyan marked the official launch of the Artsakh project. The launch of the program in the Republic of Artsakh coincided with the day of the Declaration of Independence of Armenia as well as the launch of the FCHA’s 300th house construction- three celebrations in a day.
“It is symbolic that we launch such a wonderful project on this day, which shows the development of liberated Berdzor. Thanks to the Fuller project and its donors for this chance. I’m looking forward to seeing quick expansion of this program in Artsakh, with the support of the government,” said Ara Harutyunyan.